ChurchStaffing Hiring Articles - Career Tips

  • 5 Ways Honor Your Church Staff and Volunteers

    by Samantha Villenave
    The first Friday of March is Employee Appreciation Day. What is your church doing to show your staff and volunteers how much you really value the contributions they are bringing every week? While we may think of corporate culture when we talk about employee appreciation, this is an excellent opportunity to give well-deserved attention and focus on the people that work so hard to keep the church doors open! Whether you are thinking of a sound technician, ...   Read More
  • 5 Scriptures to Inspire Workplace Excellence

    by Samantha Villenave
    As leaders, we look for ways to achieve excellence in the workplace. As Christians, we meditate upon God’s principles for living in every area of our lives. Practicing a full-time ministry vocation and working with church staff and volunteers presents a very specific set of challenges and opportunities. We can dig into leadership podcasts and books, but also the Word of God, which presents us with an incredible wealth of wisdom for workplace ...   Read More
  • 5 "Nos" of Servant Leadership

    by Samantha Villenave
    Leadership is not a treat - it is a service. Jesus is our perfect example of leadership. We see Him healing others, speaking words of freedom and mercy, washing the feet of His disciples, sacrificing home and family, and eventually His life. The commandment He left us with is to love and lay down our lives for one another. He asked us to be like Him, and nothing less! So why is it so common to see leaders being served rather than serving? Of course, ...   Read More
  • 10 Warnings for Those Who Seek to be Senior Leaders

    by Ron Edmondson
    I have a few warnings for those who want to be a senior leader. I should probably first say, should you choose to do so, I’ll be one of your cheerleaders. I’ve been in a senior leadership position most of my career. Some days – many days – I would rather someone else had the role. I know I would not be satisfied long-term. I think some are called to senior leadership – or at least wired for it. (And, if God has called ...   Read More
  • 7 Times I Submit to People I Lead

    by Ron Edmondson
    I’m the leader. Are you impressed? I’m the guy others report to each day. Impressed some more? Don’t be. It just means I have a lot of heartburn and more gray hair than most people my age. Seriously, I think we sometimes take leadership too seriously. We think without the leader nothing good can happen on a team. Not true. Don’t misunderstand. We need good leadership. I might even say without leadership – in a ...   Read More
  • “What Do You Do?” The Greater Purpose of Our Work

    by Liz Wann
    I love getting things done. I feel accomplished checking off boxes on my to-do list. I’m satisfied with finishing even small tasks, like washing a few dishes in the sink. There’s something gratifying about laying my head on my pillow, knowing it was a productive day.   Our ideas of a productive day might be different, but it’s undeniable that we, as a culture, love seeing results for our work. We like the politician who promises ...   Read More
  • Stop Writing Off the Millennial Generation and Pay Attention to These 3 Things

    by Danita Bye
    Within the next five years, millennials will be the largest generation in the workforce. This troubles many parents and business leaders. Some parents fear for their young adults’ well-being, with good reason. Recent studies reveal disturbing increases in mental-health crises among millennials. Other parents are troubled as they wonder how their young adults can stand confidently – or even lead effectively – in an increasingly ...   Read More
  • 10 Things You Should Know about Leadership

    by Daniel Montgomery
    This is a guest post by Daniel Montgomery and Jared Kennedy, author of Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry and Everyday Life, in collaboration with Justin Karl and Nathan Campbell. The following article was taken from; used with permission. 1. Leaders Listen Seek to hear God’s voice in order to clarify your convictions. Listen to your conscience—its longings and desires (Rom. 14:23), feel the weight ...   Read More
  • Could Your Dreams be an Opportunity You Should Pursue?

    by Dan Miller
    Your dreams may be the real beginnings of the future you want. In Seven Pillars of Wisdom, T.E. Lawrence says, "There are dreamers, but not all human beings dream equally. Some are dreamers of the night, who in the dusty recesses of their mind dream and wake in the morning to find it was just vanity. But the Dreamers of the Day are dangerous people because they act their dreams into reality with open eyes." Now there’s a clear picture. Dreamers ...   Read More
  • How to Be a Godly Leader - Even When It’s Hard

    by Sarah Landrum
    When you think of the word leader, images of a person in a formal position of authority might come to mind. It’s easy to think of a government official or an executive in a company as a leader. The truth is we’re all either current leaders, or we have the capacity to lead in some area of our lives. Leading others in a positive, productive direction is a huge responsibility, but don’t let that scare you. God has given you gifts ...   Read More